Butler wins long jump; several improvements achieved

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa  – The Lincoln University track and field teams showed improvements as they competed in the Kenneth Giles Norfolk State University Invitational inside the Virginia Beach Sports Center. (Results)

Sophomore Glenn Butler (Greenburgh, N.Y./White Plains) claimed victory in the long jump for the second consecutive meet. He won the event with the mark of 7.58 meters, which is third nationally in Division II. He continued to strong performance, placing fourth in the high jump with the mark of 1.98 meters.

After missing last week's meet, junior Jordan Clark (Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill) (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill) advanced to the finals of the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.75 seconds. He improved his time in finishing sixth in the event in the time of 8.63 seconds. 

Two student-athletes – freshman Da'Avionce Rodriguez (Lancaster, Pa. /J.P. McCaskey) (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. McCaskey) and freshman Tymique Goodman (Gwynn Oak, Md./Woodlawn) (Gwynn Oak, Md./Woodlawn) – improved on their times. Rodriguez improved from 7.30 seconds to 7.26 seconds in the 60, while Goodman dropped from 2:04.41 to 2:04.30 in the 200. 

Sophomore Keyana Brooks (Philadelphia, Pa./Hopewell Valley Central (N.J.)) (Philadelphia, Pa./Hopewell Valley Central (N.J.)) was the top women's performer, placing fourth in the shot put with a distance of 11.69 meters.

On the women's side, three student-athletes showed improvements over previous performances. Senior Kayla Tisdale (Richmond, Va./Cosby) (Richmond, Va./Cosby) dropped more than three tenths off her time in the 60-meter hurdles, going from 10.69 seconds to 10.31 seconds. Freshman Jermeria Pantoon-Whitehead (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) improved her time in the 400 meters from 1:10.19 to 1:07.99, while freshman Serena Johnson (Manchester, Conn./Prince Tech) (Manchester, Conn./Prince Tech) added length in the shot put, improving from 9.78 meters to 10.13 meters.

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